Freezing temperatures can cause your heating bills to skyrocket if you have a traditional furnace that runs often. You can save money while still keeping your Dayton home warm this season by switching to a variable-speed furnace.
When the furnace stops working, it can be a major inconvenience at the very least, or downright dangerous if the weather is bad enough. To minimize your inconvenience and avoid scheduling a costly emergency service call, there are several things that you can easily check on your own before calling in the professionals to diagnose […]
Turning on your furnace isn’t enough to keep your house warm in the wintertime. It’s also important to close all of the storm windows, storm doors, and seal any gaps that may cause chilly drafts. Unfortunately, even if your home is kept immaculately clean, recirculated air will decline in quality.
You can’t see dust mites, but if you are one of the 20 million Americans who are allergic to them, you will know they are present in your home. Inhaling the byproducts of dust mites creates allergic reactions that range from cold-like symptoms to severe respiratory problems more akin to asthma.
When colder weather has you running the heat in your Dayton home most of the time, your utility bills can increase significantly. You might have heard that closing the air vents in unoccupied rooms can reduce your heating costs and keep you feeling warmer during winter, but how accurate is this? Here’s a closer look […]
Freezing temperatures will be hitting the Dayton area soon enough, which means your furnace will be working hard to keep your home comfortable. Before you start running the heat, it’s important to check the furnace filter to see if it needs to be cleaned or replaced.
Taking the time for home winterization will help you cut your heating costs and maintain a more comfortable home. It doesn’t cost much or involve a lot of hard work to prepare your home for freezing temperatures, and you’ll notice immediate improvements in comfort throughout.
You can easily increase your comfort and the health of your home and family by using a humidifier this winter. Air naturally dries as temperatures outdoors drop and your heating system robs the indoor air of its moisture. Dry air makes you feel colder, promotes the spread of contagious diseases and harms your home’s structure […]
Carbon monoxide detectors are always on guard against the presence of the dangerous gas, and it’s important to check your detectors regularly to make sure they’re operating properly. Carbon monoxide (CO) is the most common cause of poisoning deaths in the developed world, so don’t take chances when it comes to CO safety in your […]
With so many furnace models available, it can be hard to know which is the most reliable, efficient choice for keeping the biting chill of a Dayton winter out of your home. To start narrowing down your choices, there are a few basic factors to consider.